Paul Walker’s Fatal Car Crash Caused by Speed, Not Mechanical Problems: Report
actor Paul Walker smiles during the premiere of the movie “Fast and Furious 4” in Taipei April 15, 2009. Reuters/Nicky Loh Paul Walkers deadly car crash was first said to have been caused by mechanical problems, but on Tuesday the Associated Press reported the accident occurred because the Porsche carrying the Fast & Furious star was traveling around 90 mph when driver Roger Rodas lost control and killed them both. Must read How A Chinese Solar Giant Was Snared In An Italian Fraud Scandal The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT slammed into a light polein Santa Clarita, Calif., on Nov. 30, killing Walker, 40, and his friend, 38. The speed limit in the area was only 45 mph. An unnamed source close to the report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol told the AP investigators ruled that unsafe driving was to blame, not mechanical problems in the car. According to the AP, the source did not want to be revealed because the information had not been officially released yet. A spokeswoman said Tuesday the sheriff’s department had nothing to say as of now but added in an email to the AP: “We will have something in the very near future. Related Paul Walkers Alleged Sunglasses Up For Auction Investigators reportedly determined that Rodas was driving between 81 and 94 mph when the sports car went out of control and hit the pole after he was coming out of a curve. The source cited a CHP accident reconstruction specialistwho reportedly said: “The vehicle had no mechanical failure and the damage that occurred to the vehicle was from the collision. Witnesses assumed the car was traveling at least 100 mph. The men, who both shared an ardor for fast cars, had just attended an event for the actors Reach Out Worldwide charity, which gives first-response aid to victims of natural disasters.
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Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Bill would make public car crash, injury reports Todd Spangler , Detroit Free Press 6:22 p.m. EDT March 25, 2014 File photo of Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, who is co-sponsoring a bill to make public accident and component reports to safety regulators. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN AFP/Getty Images) SHARE 2 CONNECT 3 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., proposed a measure that would reform the nation’s Early Warning Reporting, or EWR, system for auto manufacturers. It would also require the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to make reports it receives from automakers available in “a searchable, user-friendly format” that would allow consumers and independent safety experts to more easily evaluate potential safety defects. The legislation was unveiled as the fallout from GM’s recall last month of 1.6 million 2003-7 Saturn Ions, 2005-7 Chevrolet Cobalts and other vehicles continues to widen. On Monday, Blumenthal, a former state attorney general, urged U.S.
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Bill would make public car crash, injury reports
According to the AP, accident reconstruction specialists calculated that Rodas was driving between 81 mph and 94 mph — in a 45 mph zone — when he lost control. A source quoted the report as saying that “the vehicle had no mechanical failure and the damage that occurred to the vehicle was from the collision.” PHOTOS: Stars we lost last year The official report has not yet been released to the public, but a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department told the AP in an email that they would have something “in the very near future.” The California Highway Patrol declined to comment. The new information is in line with findings from the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, which concluded in January that the car in which Walker was riding was going as fast as 100 mph when it crashed. The coroner’s report, released on Jan. 3, stated that the actor was found in a “pugilistic” stance, meaning he braced for impact. PHOTOS: Stars gone too soon Walker was in the middle of filming Fast & Furious 7 at the time of his death. Production was shut down after his accident, but the cast and crew recently went back to work to wrap things up. “This is the only movie I ever worked on where we are all real close even after the movie is over,” friend and costar Tyrese Gibson told TooFab of the Fast & Furious group.
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Unsafe speed determined as cause of Walker’s car accident
Derek K. Doran, 23, was taken by Marion County EMS to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment of minor injuries. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Doran was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima north when he lost control of the vehicle while texting on a cellphone. The car ran off the right side road, struck an embankment, and landed on its wheels, police said. He was not wearing a seat belt, police said Assisting was the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. Local HeadlinesLocal Headlines More>> Updated: Wednesday, March 26 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-03-26 17:11:58 GMT Quincy School District Superintendent Steve Cobb announced Wednesday that no staff cuts for economic reasons would be needed in the coming school year because of savings achieved through retirements and resignations. Quincy School District Superintendent Steve Cobb announced Wednesday that no staff cuts for economic reasons would be needed in the coming school year because of savings achieved through retirements and resignations. Updated: Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:07:59 GMT The Quincy School Board voted 6-0 Wednesday to fire boys basketball coach Sean Taylor after 11 seasons. Board member Melvin Bud Niekamp abstained. Board President Stephanie Erwin said the school wants to move in a different direction. The Quincy School Board voted 6-0 Wednesday to fire boys basketball coach Sean Taylor after 11 seasons. Board member Melvin Bud Niekamp abstained.
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PHOTO: FILE LOS ANGELES: The tragic car accident that killed Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker on November 30, 2013 was caused by excessive speed and not a mechanical failure, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said on Tuesday, concluding its almost four-month investigation. The red Porsche Carrera GT sports car driven by Walkers friend Roger Rodas, 38, was travelling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour (129 to 150 kilometres per hour) before Rodas lost control of the car. Consequently, the car crashed into trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, California, northwest of Los Angeles. Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions, Los Angeles County Sheriff Commander Mike Parker said in a statement. Walker, 40, died from traumatic injuries and burns while Rodas died of multiple traumatic injuries in the one-car crash, the Los Angeles County coroners office determined in January. Walker was in the process of filming Fast & Furious 7 at the time and production was halted a few days later. No drugs or alcohol were found in the bodies of Walker and Rodas. The investigation determined that both were wearing seatbelts, and driver and passenger airbags had deployed. Universal Pictures said in December that the release of the seventh instalment in the highly lucrative franchise would be pushed back by nine months to April 2015. Walker will appear in the film. Like Life & Style onFacebook, follow @ETLifeandStyle on Twitter for the latest in fashion, gossip and entertainment.
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